Chimmini Wildlife Sanctuary, Thrissur

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Chimmini Wildlife sanctuary is a national park located along the Western Ghats in Mukundapuram taluk of Thrissur District of Kerala state in India.Geography and HistoryEstablished in 1984, the sanctuary with an area of about 85.067 km2 is on the Western slopes of the Nelliyampathi Hills. The highest peak in sanctuary is Punda peak (1116 m). Along with the neighboring Peechi-Vazhani Wildlife Sanctuary it forms a continuous protected area of 210 km2. It also lies just west of Parambikulam Wildlife Sanctuary, providing some habitat connectivity with the forests of that relatively large protected area. The sanctuary consists of the watershed areas of Kurumali River and Mupliam rivers. Nestled in the sanctuary is Chimmony Dam which is built across the Chimmony river.FaunaThe sanctuary is an important bird area with 192 recorded avian species. Five Western Ghats endemic bird species occur here, including the grey-headed bulbul (Pycnonotus priocephalus), Indian rufous babbler (Turdoides subrufus) and white-bellied blue-flycatcher (Cyornis pallipes). Other interesting species found here include-Ceylon frogmouth (Batrachostomus moniliger), Indian edible-nest swiftlet (Collocalia unicolor), Malabar trogon (Harpactes fasciatus), Malabar whistling-thrush (Myiophonus horsfieldii) and Loten's sunbird (Nectarinia lotenia) (Islam and Rahmani 2004). A recent survey recorded the presence of the lesser fish eagle (Ichthyophaga humilis), which until recently was only known from the foothills of the Himalayas.
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  • February 27, 2017
    chimmony is a must visit place with family. will find many things that will tend to spend the time with. all in all satisfactory achieved... but the hotel and other facilities are not that much satisf...  more »
  • January 8, 2017
    One of the fine location to enjoy and relax with family or Friends. here there are some activities and Day or Night Packages available including Stay. Rate available in the Photos  more »
  • September 29, 2016
    Couple with family ,children with family ,kids with parents ,friends (not less than six person),can visit this place specially in public holidays  more »
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  • June 10, 2017
    Best place to get in touch with nature. Tourism haven't yet ruined this place. Bus service is there only once in 30 to 45 minutes. Not hotels near the dam except fot a few small shops. I went here in summer and the dam had dried up.
  • May 5, 2017
    I went on April month not much water in dam so no boat ride. The road to dam is full of rubber trees on both sides. Nice road for a bike ride.
  • April 16, 2017
    It's true nature It's a place where heaven and earth are together. Wild life,boat riding and camping facility available
  • May 29, 2017
    Great view. Worth spending time
  • November 8, 2016
    We can't spent too much time in Dam ,,, Because there is Noting..i visited many times i never see any national park or kids park there .. On the way very good greenery and also a big rubber estate in there. In the center of the estate you can see a hanging bridge and River,, After crossing it you will reach the forest area.. !!

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Most of the accommodations in Thrissur lie to the south of the central temple complex and park. Directly next to the park you'll find some luxury hotels, with onsite pools and restaurants, and easy access to the main attractions. Side-street guesthouses and hotels in this central district provide Thrissur's main budget-friendly options, while some larger hotels and resorts have set up shop farther out of town, offering rental villas and outdoor pools.
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